Handmade Advent Calendar for Loved Ones Far Away

By Kim Garner

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Tools used

  • Winter Frost Large Punch Cartridge
  • Round 'n Round Squeeze Punch (Large)
  • Lever Punch 3-Pack (Snowflake, Feet, and Leaf)

Supply list

  • White cardstock
    Paper Embellishments: Jillibean Soup, Cosmo Cricket
    Patterned Paper: Jillibean Soup, Imaginisce, Crate Paper
    Stickers: Echo Park, October Afternoon
    Miscellaneous Embellishments


1. Begin by creating 25 cards. Each one is numbered 1-25. You can make these cards as simple or elaborate as you like. The special part will be inside.


2. When creating this many cards all at once, create an assembly line for card making. This means that each of the parts that are needed for the card are prepared before you put the cards together. (See photo above.) This makes the process of making the cards go quickly and efficiently.


3. At the end of each day in December, you can print a photo of something special you did during the day that will share a piece of your Christmas with those that you love. Maybe you sat on Santa’s lap, made a gingerbread house, played a festive tune at a piano recital, or just put up the decorations.

Then mail it off! It is such an easy way to share your Christmas season and enjoy the traditions of the season all month long until Christmas Day.

Click here for more inspiration on creating Christmas decor, ornaments and gifts.